Capcom has revealed on its website that Resident Evil 7 has now shipped over 4 million copies, which isn’t too bad. But it’s still some way below Capcom’s sales forecast for the survival horror.
Resi 7 had shipped 3.5 million copies at the end of April 2017, and at the time Capcom said it was a ‘solid start’ even though it’d fallen short of the 4 million target. The aim is for Resi 7 to shift another 2 million copies by the end of March 31, 2018, and so far it’s managed to sell 500k of that goal. Capcom expects the game to ship 10 million copies in total over its lifespan, and it’s still got a ways to go to reach that target.
Even though the game didn’t meet its initial forecasted target, Capcom doesn’t seem too dismayed, and, in an investor Q&A, said that the ‘lifecycle for games is growing longer, driven by ongoing digital sales.’ The Resi developer had previously stated that the critical reception to the game will ensure that the game’s sales have legs, and it’s intending to build on this with the upcoming release of Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition.
Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 12. The Gold Edition comes with all the DLC released for the game to date.